USDA Rural Development Approves $3,853,000 in Funding for Big Stone Gap

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $1,762,000 and a grant of $2,091,000, a total of $3,853,000 in funding, to the town of Big Stone Gap for improving the town’s water distribution system. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:

“Upgrading the water infrastructure in Big Stone Gap will benefit the health and quality of life of the town’s residents. USDA Rural Development’s award of $3,853,000 in funding for this project is a significant investment and will make a positive impact in the daily lives of the people of Big Stone Gap.”

Background

According to the USDA Rural Development project announcement, this funding will support construction of approximately 33,500 linear feet of ¾-inch to 10-inch water line, installation of master meters, replacement of water meters, and a pump station upgrade.

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